For our military students

If you are military or military related, Saint Martin's offers additional resources to assist you in your educational journey. To review these resources, please visit our military website.

Director: Deborah DeBow

Summer hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday: Closed

O'Grady Library, lower level

360-438-4569 main line
360-486-8880 tutor line

Placement Exam?

By appointment only. To schedule a math or English placement exam email us or call 360-438-4569.

What to bring:

  • Student ID card
  • If you do not have your student ID card, you must have your student ID number and a form of identification

For more information about placement exams, contact Dr. Katherine Porter.

Mission statement

The Center for Student Learning, Writing, and Advising share the University's Benedictine commitment to hospitality and welcomes all students. In the spirit of learning as a form of social justice and a right for all, we promote academic excellence through student-centered programs in a collaborative learning environment that is supported by:

  • Faith - Believing in the academic potential and learning strengths of all students
  • Reason - Encouraging personal responsibility in the pursuit of intellectual growth
  • Service - Providing a welcoming environment for the delivery of academic support services
  • Community - Building partnerships across the university to enhance student learning

Learning Center

The Learning Center provides academic learning resources to help students strengthen study skills and to encourage the use of new learning strategies. Our free services are available to all Saint Martin's University students. Students use tutoring services when they want to maintain a high grade in a class, are referred by faculty or want peer assistance in practice or review of course materials.

What's new in the center

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Get the Lingo with Student Lingo Workshops!

These interactive workshops are available 24/7 and include:

  • Time Management - This interactive session will offer proven success strategies and help you manage your time and behavior, so that you can achieve academically and still have some room for fun.
  • Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know - One of the best ways to make sure that students are learning, and not just studying, is to introduce the concept of metacognition. Using language that students will understand, the expert presenter of this workshop explains how this concept can be integrated into study strategies and ultimately how it can help students move up Bloom's Taxonomy from lower level to higher level learning.
  • Reading Comprehension Strategies - Textbooks are often densely packed with information, and it is often hard to figure out what is important and what isn't. This workshop explores strategies to stay active with a test so that you can get the most out of a textbook (and stay away while reading one!).

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